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Du Pas de l Escalette Les Terrasses du Larzac Les Clapas 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A great red blend we would quickly recommend.

Producer/Winery: Delphine and Julien Zernott; Domaine du Pas de l’Escalette; Poujols, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Syrah, 20% Carignan and 30% Grenache.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Les Terrasses du Larzac; Languedoc, France.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $24.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Cranberry chicken, rice and roasted carrots.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Ruby color with a lighter purple rim. Musty damp basement, plum and cherry aromas with hints of dried herbs. Smooth entry, lively and a bit rustic mouthfeel, medium body and a 80-grit texture. Tart flavors of cherry, plum, chocolate and clove with a very subtle mineral background. Fresh and uplifting medium acidity, wonderful black tea like tannins and a long spicy and quite bitter tasting finish. We thought each pour was better than the last, so we will open this earlier and decanted the next bottle. The medium body and bursting flavors in this wine really describe its character. We wouldn’t call it elegant, but it’s a great red blend we would quickly recommend.

Delphine and Julien Zernott
Photo from Emmanuel Perrin, Domaine du Pas de l'Escalette.

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Alcohol Content: 14.3%

Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 24606 36056 6

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.